Couples offers a reward program called “Romance Rewards.” This program offers free benefits for signing up including Pre-Checkin, resort credit and “Trading Places” which let’s you spend time at the other Couple’s resort in the same city.
You should sign up for Romance Rewards before your trip – even if it is your first time visiting any Couples resort – you just won’t have any earned benefits.
Pre-checkin lets you register ahead of time which will save you a few minutes at the resort and is highly recommended at least a week or so before your arrival.
During this process you will be asked for your flight information, Gift choices (if qualified), and mini bar preferences.
You can also reserve a dinner reservation at all of the restaurants and reserve a spot on one of the included excursions (Golf, Dunn’s River etc).
Note that if you arrive before 3:00 or so, your mini bar may not be stocked when you arrive.
Depending on how many nights you have stayed, you will earn some gifts – you choose between rum, t-shirts, coffee, or Jamaican Spices. All are good choices.
The primary reason for signing up for the rewards is the resort credit that is offered. If you have enough nights stayed, you can earn as much as $200 in resort credit AND a 25 minutes Couples Massage.
This is (almost) enough credit for us to get a 60 minute Couples massage – we add on the 25 minutes massage at the same time so we end up with an 80 minute massage for free – this is always a highlight of our trip.
One benefit that you can earn even on your first trip is the ability to “Trade Places” to another Couples resort.
When “trading places,” you will leave your resort at around 9:00 to spend the day at the sister resort in your city (Sans Souci & Tower Isle, or Negril and Swept Away).
You will return at 4:00. If you decide you want to come back earlier for any reason, then they may make you take a taxi back.
This is a lot of fun and I highly recommend it if you are staying for more than a few nights as it will let you compare resorts to decide if you ever want to try a different one.
Some of our favorite days have been when we traded places to a different resort as it will liven up your trip and give you some food variety and a change of pace.
Bring a beach bag to make Trading Places go a bit smoother.
You will need to sign up for Romance Rewards at least a week in advance of your trip to participate.